TMP Television Edition: Crime

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, it’s a TV special featuring crime!

#1 Sherlock

I’m currently watching Sherlock and I’m absolutely in love with Benedict Cumberbatch’s take on the role. The show is brilliant, so everybody please go ahead and watch it.

#2 Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is often considered one of the best shows ever made. If you give it a shot, you’ll see from the first episode on why that is. The story of a chemistry teacher turning into a criminal. Every time I re-watch the show I discover a new detail I had previously missed!

#3 True Detective

This one is still on my to-watch-list. But I’ve read nothing but positive reviews (at least for the first season) of True Detective. I will most certainly give it a shot at some point.

What’s your favorite TV show featuring crime? Let me know in the comments!

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9 thoughts on “TMP Television Edition: Crime

  1. I’ve seen an episode or two of Sherlock and maybe because I’m not a huge Cumberbatch fan, I don’t hate him but neither does he do much for me, the show didn’t draw me. A shame since I am a fan of Sherlock Holmes, though not those ridiculous incarnations with Robert Downey, Jr. that have nothing to do with the real story.

    I’ve heard of the other two but with Breaking Bad had no interest and True Detective no access since I don’t have HBO but I’d consider watching True Detective if I could.

    I don’t watch much episodic television anymore so I went back to three that I’ve been a fan of over the years.

    Hawaii Five-O (1968-1980)-Captain of detectives Steve McGarrett (Jack Lord) is appointed by the Governor as head of a special squad of state police officers, young Danny “Dan-O” Williams (James MacArthur), veteran Chin Ho Kelly and streetwise Kono Kalakaua to battle a seemingly endless chain of international spies, petty thieves, murders and common criminals who descend on the Big Island for nefarious purposes. All introduced by the jazzy iconic theme song. Relaunched in a not bad reboot in 2010.

    Ironside (1967-1975)-San Francisco Police Department Chief of Detectives Robert Ironside (Raymond Burr), is forced to retire from the department after a sniper’s bullet paralyzes him from the waist down leaving him wheelchair bound. Appointed a “special department consultant” with a team of four police investigators under his command and depending on brains and initiative they solved crimes for eight years under Ironside’s gruff but intelligent and caring leadership. Burr’s strong presence makes the series stand out which became even more obvious when a lackluster reboot limped along for a few episodes a couple of years ago.

    Streets of San Francisco (1972-1977)-Filmed on location in the city by the bay veteran police inspector Lt. Mike Stone (Karl Malden) is partnered with a young rookie plainclothes detective Assistant Inspector Steve Keller (a very young Michael Douglas) hunted down various criminals, often involved in murderous activities, for five seasons. Strengthened by the extremely strong rapport between Malden & Douglas, who left the series in its final year to produce One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

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    • I know Streets of San Francisco! It actually aired a couple of years ago on German televsion so I got to see quite a few episodes of it. I still can’t believe how young Michael Douglas was.

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  2. I have seen the first season of Sherlock and really enjoyed it. Breaking Bad just nev3 appealed to me and I would love to see True Detective but it’s on bloody HBO which I don’t get.

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